Sunday, August 3, 2014

The Green Hornet Casefiles (2011 )edited by Joe Gentile & Win Eckert Moonstone

originally posted Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:01:03 PM

The second volume of short stories from Moonstone based on The Green Hornet TV series. I will repeat what I said about the first volume - this could be considered as another season of the TV series.

The stories are all excellent. Matthew Baugh’s Auld Acquaintance and Howard Hopkins Sting of The Yellow Jacket serve as direct sequels to their stories in the first volume and utilise an ally and an enemy for the Green Hornet with connections to an earlier crime fighting member of the Reid family.

Another theme that runs through several stories is the Detroit riots of 1967. In some stories, The Green Hornet and Kato merely acknowledge the riots happened and in others the crime fighters attempt to become involved. These stories add an layer of authenticity to the world of the Green Hornet.

I enjoyed Ron Fortier’s introduction talking about his time writing the Now Comics Green Hornet series and the afterwords about Raymond J. Meurer.

The one thing that comes through in these stories and the package as whole is the love for the character of The Green Hornet. I would recommend grabbing this (and the first volume if you haven’t already got it)

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